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Eban Presents Proposal to Improve Israel’s Information Services Overseas

A plan by Foreign Minister Abba Eban has been advanced to strengthen the Israel Information Service’s overseas activities through the use of more trained personnel at a cost of about $1,142,000. Mr. Eban presented his plan to the Cabinet Sunday. Debate is expected to continue next week.

The service had been criticized for a lack of activity overseas following the Six-Day War. Under the Eban plan, a special effort would be made to bring Israel’s views to the intellectual community abroad. Almost all foreign capitals would be involved in the plan which calls for the establishment of special information officers in Israeli missions and expanded information activity on university campuses using Israeli professors as lecturers.